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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

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The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin by Gordon S. Wood
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May 31, 2005 | ISBN 9780143035282

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“[Wood] possesses as profound a grasp of the early days of the Republic as anyone now working…” —The New York Times Book Review

“I cannot remember ever reading a work of history and biography that is quite so fluent, so perfectly composed and balanced…” —The New York Sun

“[Gordon Wood] conveys complex ideas in beguilingly simple prose, and deftly weaves the connections between the different Franklins.” —John Brewer, The New York Review of Books

“Exceptionally rich perspective on one of the most accomplished, complex, and unpredictable Americans of his own time or any other.” —The Washington Post Book World

“An illuminating, accessible and entertaining contribution to the growing literature about Benjamin Franklin.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Table Of Contents

Preface   ix
Acknowledgements   xi
List of Illustrations   xv

Introduction   1

  1. Becoming a Gentleman   17

  2. Becoming a British Imperialist   61

  3. Becoming a Patriot   105

  4. Becoming a Diplomat   153

  5. Becoming an American   201

Notes   247
Index   287

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